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Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel

  • Snorkel with graceful manta rays as they feed on plankton after dark
  • Watch these gentle giants swoop and dive as they feed on plankton
  • On-board manta naturalist adds unique insight into the creatures' feeding habits and behavior
Manta Magic - Night Manta Ray Snorkel
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Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 7:30pm, returning around 9:30pm.
US$ 112.91
4:30pm Manta Magic
Manta Ray snorkel. Check in at Honokohau Harbor at 4:30pm, returning around 8:00pm.
US$ 112.91
Get up close with Hawaii’s graceful manta rays during this 4-hour nighttime snorkel experience along the Kona coast with a small group. Watch these gentle giants as they swoop and dive for plankton just below the surface during their evening feeding. An on-board manta naturalist from the University of Hawaii, along with a Red Cross-certified lifeguard, ensure an informative and safe experience.
What to Expect
Board your boat at Honokohau Harbor in the late afternoon, allowing you to reach the manta snorkeling site just in time for sunset. You’ll get a short introduction to the feeding habits of these wondrous creatures from your on-board naturalist as you travel to the snorkel site.

Once you arrive, grab your snorkel gear and get ready to experience this one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon. Snorkeling is optional, so those who choose to remain on board are free to enjoy the sunset. Those who choose to snorkel will jump in the water and grab onto a ‘light board,’ which helps attract plankton to its glowing surface. A certified Red Cross ocean lifeguard will be nearby to help in the unlikely event there are any issues.

Soon the mantas will begin their aquatic ballet, swooping and diving through the water as they feed on the plankton attracted to this site. When your snorkel time is up, head back to your original starting point. You’ll leave your trip with unforgettable memories of this unexpected natural phenomenon, plus complimentary photos of your experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A “must do” tour!

The boat ride in the dark was enjoyable in itself, but the mantas were the stars! It took about 10-15 minutes for them to find us (actually, the plankton). We primarily saw one that was about 10 feet long that stayed around for the whole...More

Thank tweedee7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manta Magic was just that - magical!

We had an amazing time swimming with the mantas! We got amazing footage of them doing flips, and the guys that took us out made sure we had a great time! Highly, highly recommended!

Thank Dan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We loved snorkeling with a manta!

We had a great experience! The crew was hospitable and knowledgeable about the mantas. They were helpful and patient with my son who had a difficult time at first getting a good seal on his mask because of his beard. We only saw one manta,...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
My number one favorite activity on the Big Island!

This was the ONE thing I wanted to do on the Big Island and I was not disappointed. The whole experience was so magical and surreal that I can only start at the beginning. Dusty and Chad were our guides and greeted us with a...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
amazing experience with manta rays

My family and I did the sunset snorkeling trip which involved snorkeling at a location 20 minutes from the harbor. The sunset view was beautiful. After dark, manta rays came to feed on plankton. We saw many rays, some which came within inches of us....More

Thank Peter O
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FuChi Y
13 August 2018|
Response from Mushroomhater | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would take my own snorkel
26 June 2018|
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Response from gmhutchin | Reviewed this property |
They advised photos taken will be posted on their site.
Felipe V
8 April 2018|
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Response from WestonPatrick | Reviewed this property |
Hi Felipe V, they provide "Shorty" Wetsuits (these are best for warmer days/water and you can find samples of these on the web. They are a one piece that covers top to your elbows and bottom to your knees). I bet they... More
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